Bachelor of Primary Education Studies Overview
The Bachelor of Primary Education Studies is a one-year teacher education program that prepares candidates to teach in primary-junior (JK-6) classrooms in Ontario. As with other Ontario faculties of Education, this is a professional preparation program, and all applicants must be graduates of a three or four year university degree.
As this program is accredited by the Ontario College of Teachers, CSU facilitates OCT certification of all successful graduates through the provision of transcripts and by linking candidates with OCT processes.
There are a number of upcoming information sessions about this program. Full details here.
We are now accepting applications for 2013 entry into the BPES program. Application deadlines are:
- Main Admissions
Friday May 17, 2013, 4:00 pm
There are a number of steps in the application process.
- First, read the information about the program contained in the Online Course Brochure.
- Second, read ALL the information on this webpage.
- Next, read the How to Apply page carefully - it will explain everything you need to know to apply for the Bachelor of Primary Education Studies program, including detailed instructions and links to documents required for submission.
Communication with applicants
Please note that ALL communication with applicants will be via email. It is your responsibility to ensure that the email address you provide in your application is correct and working, and that you check your email regularly for messages from CSU Ontario regarding your application. In particular, be alert to the Key Dates advertised below, to ensure that you especially check your email in relation to the critical times in the admissions process, such as 'invitation to interview'.
NOTE: please check your 'junk' email for messages from CSU, as your service provider may automatically file emails from unknown sources in this folder.
If you change your email address, or find the one you provided is not working, please contact the campus to provide a new email address.
Next Intake: August 2013 in full-time study mode (part-time NOT available; NO mid-year intake)
Completion: April 2014
Tuition: CAD $18,400 total for the full-time program, 2013/14
NOTE: Tuition is paid in two equal installments - the first in July, after you accept your offer of admission to the program; and the second in December, prior to the start of second term.
OSAP - Ontario Student Assistance Program
Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Primary Education Studies program may be eligible, if qualified, for assistance under one or more of the following components of the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP):
- the Canada Student Loans Program (CSL)
- the Ontario Student Loans Plan (OSL)
See https://osap.gov.on.ca for more information.
The Bachelor of Primary Education Studies is offered under the written consent of the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities for the period from June 17, 2010 to June 17, 2015. Prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs (e.g. acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing bodies or other educational institutions).